Category Archives: Our Catholic Identity

ASK FATHER: Isn’t the priest supposed to genuflect after the elevation?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Has the rubric requiring priests to genuflect after showing the Eucharistic Species to the people been altered? Did someone get an indult or something so that bowing is now legitimate? I wonder because at our local parish the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Things are bad in the liberal Catholic Church. Can I become Orthodox?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I’ve tried for many years to stay in the church but simply things get worse here, with the impositions of liberal catholics and bishops who prefer a round of applause rather than defend our faith. I have to … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Do I sin if I don’t stand while the tabernacle is open?

From a reader:
Today at mass, our priest told the congregation that the archbishop wanted to emphasize that the people should remain standing after communion until the tabernacle is closed. This is to emphasize the unity of the people. If I … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Hope for heaven for non-Catholic relatives

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
When I converted at Easter 2001 from an Baptist background it seemed that the Catechism of the Catholic Church implied that there was hope for Protestant salvation. Now that I have been drawn to the Traditional Latin Mass it … Continue reading

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“The liturgy is a permanent workshop.”

At the blog Musings of a Pertinacious Papist, there is a post you must see and remember.  I’ll post the whole thing here, simply because I want many people to see it and because I also want to archive it … Continue reading

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Defending Archbp. Cordileone (Archd. San Francisco)

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco is taking flack from the usual suspects for his support of an initiative at Star of the Sea to build a corps of altar boys (not girls – HERE) and for having an entirely reasonable … Continue reading

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Death in Belgistan

I point the readership’s attention at a blog which lead me to a piece in the Italian Il Foglio.
The situation in Belgium is described.   Belgium has nearly completely abandoned the Catholic Faith.
Giulio Meotti:
Belgium is Committing Suicide
As the capital of … Continue reading

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Card. Marx: Tradition… clear in their positions… growing populism… terrorism.

Remember a while back when Card. Marx pulled a fast one with the text of Evangelii gaudium? HERE
Over at LifeSite News, Hillary White offers another facet of Marx’s interview with Jesuit-run America Magazine. America is leading the charge in the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How can I gain a plenary indulgence as fast as I can?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
My grandfather just passed away after a long and painful sickness. He received last rites and Viaticum last Monday. How can I gain a plenary indulgence for him as fast as I can?
First, my condolences, I am sure … Continue reading

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When would we have to resist the Pope? Wherein Fr. Z Rants.

What do we do when legitimate authority gets something important wrong?
We respectfully resist legitimate authority.
Pope Francis does or doesn’t do, A, B or C. He doesn’t, for example, wear proper pontifical garb, as tradition and decorum require, in the proper … Continue reading

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